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  • Randall Cobb WR - GB
    • Wed, Jul 18, 7:06pm

      Cobb (foot) was spotted without a walking boot during his annual youth football camp Wednesday, Chris Roth of WBAY Green Bay reports.

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      Analysis: Cobb, who was originally spotted in a walking boot at an airport last month, was seen demonstrating agility and footwork drills without a noticeable limp. When asked about his availability for training camp, the receiver indicated that he'll be "involved" even if the Packers' medical team doesn't fully clear him for all activities. While the nature of this injury remains a mystery, Cobb said Wednesday that "he'll get into that here soon when training camp rolls around." Green Bay requires veterans to report to camp July 27.

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    • Wed, Jul 18, 4:14pm

      Elmore was placed on the Bengals' reserve/retired list Tuesday.

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      Analysis: Elmore signed with the Bengals this spring after going undrafted out of East Carolina.

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    • Wed, Jul 18, 3:45pm

      Thompson will have to compete for the starting job at free safety in advance of the 2018 season, Art Stapleton of NorthJersey reports.

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      Analysis: Thompson started all 16 games for the Giants last season, but his struggles in both run support and pass coverage made him a liability. Throughout spring workouts Thompson was replaced in the starting lineup by third-year safety Andrew Adams, suggesting the Boise State product has some work to do in order to open the 2018 campaign with the first-team defense.

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  • Andrew Adams DB - NYG
    • Wed, Jul 18, 3:21pm

      Adams is competing for the starting job at free safety, Art Stapleton of NorthJersey reports.

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      Analysis: Adams rolled with the first-string defense during OTAs and minicamp this spring, which suggests he should be considered the favorite to win the job in advance of training camp. His primary competition, Darian Thompson, was the team's starter at free safety in all 16 games last season, but the 2016 third-rounder struggled in run support and ultimately finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 76th graded safety (out of 89 qualifiers).

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  • Jermaine Kearse WR - NYJ
    • Wed, Jul 18, 1:24pm

      Kearse is unlikely to be a cap casualty, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post.

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      Analysis: Other beat writers have speculated that Kearse's non-guaranteed $5.5 million salary could put his roster spot in jeopardy, even though the Jets will enter training camp with around $20 million in cap space, per OverTheCap. The 28-year-old was a pleasant surprise during his first year in New York, establishing career highs for catches (65), targets (103) and receiving yards (810). The Jets signed Terrelle Pryor (ankle) and hope to have Quincy Enunwa (neck) healthy, but Kearse is still the favorite to get regular playing time opposite Robby Anderson. The only way it would make sense for the Jets to release Kearse is an unlikely scenario in which some combination of Pryor, Enunwa, Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart clearly outplay Kearse during training camp and the preseason.

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  • Shane Vereen RB - NO
    • Wed, Jul 18, 9:17am

      Vereen is joining the Saints, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: The Saints have been looking at veteran running backs ever since the announcement of Mark Ingram's four-game suspension, previously showing interest in the likes of DeMarco Murray and Jamaal Charles. The team ultimately settled on Terrance West and now Vereen, a pass-catching specialist who averaged just 3.6 yards on 45 carries and 5.8 yards on 44 receptions for the Giants last season. The Saints likely will give Alvin Kamara more work on early downs while Ingram serves his suspension, potentially opening up a few snaps for Vereen in obvious passing situations. The 29-year-old will first need to earn a spot on the 53-man roster, competing with West, Boston Scott, Trey Edmunds, Jonathan Williams and Daniel Lasco (neck) for what likely will be two or three jobs.

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    • Wed, Jul 18, 7:08am

      Dorsett isn't a lock to make the 53-man roster, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

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      Analysis: Even with Brandin Cooks traded away and Julian Edelman facing a four-game suspension, Dorsett will need to battle for a spot on the 53-man roster, and it doesn't help that he has minimal experience on special teams. The 2015 first-round pick only caught 12 passes in 15 games last season after the Patriots acquired him in a September trade with the Colts. Malcolm Mitchell (knee), Kenny Britt (hamstring), Braxton Berrios and Riley McCarron are also in the mix for what likely will be two spots, as Chris Hogan, Jordan Matthews, Cordarrelle Patterson and Matthew Slater all figure to make the team.

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    • Wed, Jul 18, 6:52am

      Berrios will compete with Riley McCarron to handle punt returns, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

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      Analysis: Berrios had more than half of his receiving production at Miami (FL) during his senior season alone, but he did get three years of experience returning punts. The undersized sixth-round pick figures to battle McCarron for a single roster spot, with the winner serving as the top punt returner while also providing depth in the slot.

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    • Wed, Jul 18, 6:45am

      McCarron and Braxton Berrios will compete for work on punt returns, ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reports.

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      Analysis: After splitting time between the Houston and New England practice squads as an undrafted rookie last season, McCarron will have a chance to replace Danny Amendola as the Patriots' top option to bring back punts. It's hard to see the 5-foot-9 wideout earning a roster spot unless he wins the return job, though it's possible he could have an opportunity in the slot if the Patriots are comfortable using Jordan Matthews outside. Julian Edelman's four-game suspension temporarily frees up an extra spot on the 53-man roster.

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    • Tue, Jul 17, 7:27pm

      Seals-Jones was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, NFL.com reports.

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      Analysis: After being denied entry to a hotel due to the time of night, Seals-Jones allegedly attempted to re-enter more than once and pushed an employee before being restrained by security. It doesn't sound like anything that would warrant felony charges or a lengthy suspension, but the NFL could hand down some kind of punishment after the legal process plays out. The Cardinals stated they are aware of the incident and won't comment further at this time. Seals-Jones caught 12 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games as an undrafted rookie last season, and he's expected to battle Jermaine Gresham (Achilles) for snaps in 2018.

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